Editorials

Council handed existing pot stores the gift of monopoly

One of the curious things about the city’s new marijuana ordinance is that it gives the existing cannabis dispensaries a virtual monopoly. A majority of the city council…

By doing nothing, council guarantees financial collapse

One way or another, Hamtramck, you are going to pay. Pay for what, you ask? Pay for the pension costs for firefighters and police officers. The city simply…

News

Schools taking steps to re-open

Schools taking steps to re-open

  By Charles Sercombe Hamtramck public schools are getting ready to welcome back students. But…

Historical museum celebrates another year educating the public

Historical museum celebrates another year educating the public

By Alan Madlane So what’s happening now, at the local museum dedicated to the city’s…

Paczki Day celebrations will go on, but it won’t be the same

Paczki Day celebrations will go on, but it won’t be the same

  By Charles Sercombe Paczki Day isn’t going to be what it usually is. Blame…

Existing pot stores can stay

Existing pot stores can stay

  By Charles Sercombe Hamtramck’s new marijuana ordinance goes into effect today, Friday, Feb. 12.…

Business

Plenty of buzz about newest biz

Plenty of buzz about newest biz

  By Charles Sercombe And just like that, Hamtramck has a retail outlet where adults 21 years old and older can now legally purchase recreational marijuana. You don’t…

Non-profit organization meets the needs of many in our community

Non-profit organization meets the needs of many in our community

  By Alan Madlane Emina Ferizovic is the founder of the Hamtramck non-profit relief center J&E Community Relief (located at 11816 Jos. Campau Ave). We asked her a…

Sidewalk cafes are in full bloom in Hamtramck

Sidewalk cafes are in full bloom in Hamtramck

    By Charles Sercombe Hamtramck bars and restaurants have embraced café culture with a gusto. Several of the businesses have taken up the city’s offer to create…

Photo Gallery

Vintage baseball comes to Hamtramck Stadium

Vintage baseball comes to Hamtramck Stadium

    By Charles Sercombe Hamtramck’s historic baseball stadium came full circle last Saturday. When the stadium was first built, as…

News

Council nixes tax proposal

Council nixes tax proposal

By Charles Sercombe City councilmembers did an about-face Monday evening, and decided not to ask voters to again pass a millage hike to pay for police and…

Features

Dedication ceremony held for new baseball field

Dedication ceremony held for new baseball field

  By Charles Sercombe Legendary baseball player Norman “Turkey” Stearnes finally had his homecoming at Hamtramck’s historic baseball stadium. Unfortunately, he died back in 1979. But his…

Editorials

Holding public office is not meant to be a money-maker

  Talk about tone deaf. Last week, City Councilmember Nayeem Choudhury proposed to raise the salaries of the council and the mayor. But then, at Tuesday’s council…

Sports

Frontier soccer team scores an upset in state championship play

Frontier soccer team scores an upset in state championship play

    By Ian Perrotta Before last Saturday (Nov. 3), most people had never heard of Frontier International Academy. It only took 90 minutes to change that.…